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Aliu, E,Archambault, S,Aune, T,Benbow, W,Berger, K,Bird, R,Bouvier, A,Buckley, JH,Bugaev, V,Byrum, K,Cerruti, M,Chen, X,Ciupik, L,Connolly, MP,Cui, W,Dumm, J,Errando, M,Falcone, A,Federici, S,Feng, Q,Finley, JP,Fortin, P,Fortson, L,Furniss, A,Galante, N,Gillanders, GH,Griffin, S,Griffiths, ST,Grube, J,Gyuk, G,Hanna, D,Holder, J,Hughes, G,Humensky, TB,Kaaret, P,Kertzman, M,Khassen, Y,Kieda, D,Krennrich, F,Kumar, S,Lang, MJ,Lyutikov, M,Maier, G,McArthur, S,McCann, A,Meagher, K,Millis, J,Moriarty, P,Mukherjee, R,de Bhroithe, AO,Ong, RA,Otte, AN,Park, N,Perkins, JS,Pohl, M,Popkow, A,Quinn, J,Ragan, K,Rajotte, J,Reyes, LC,Reynolds, PT,Richards, GT,Roache, E,Sembroski, GH,Sheidaei, F,Smith, AW,Staszak, D,Telezhinsky, I,Theiling, M,Tucci, JV,Tyler, J,Varlotta, A,Wakely, SP,Weekes, TC,Weinstein,
2014
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Astrophysical Journal Letters
A SEARCH FOR ENHANCED VERY HIGH ENERGY GAMMA-RAY EMISSION FROM THE 2013 MARCH CRAB NEBULA FLARE
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gamma rays: general ISM: individual objects (Crab Nebula) LARGE-AREA TELESCOPE VARIABILITY APRIL
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In 2013 March, a flaring episode from the Crab Nebula lasting similar to 2 weeks was detected by Fermi-LAT (Large Area Telescope on board the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope). The Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System (VERITAS) provides simultaneous observations throughout this period. During the flare, Fermi-LAT detected a 20 fold increase in flux above the average synchrotron flux >100 MeV seen from the Crab Nebula. Simultaneous measurements with VERITAS are consistent with the non-variable long-term average Crab Nebula flux at TeV energies. Assuming a linear correlation between the very high energy flux change >1 TeV and the flux change seen in the Fermi-LAT band >100 MeV during the period of simultaneous observations, the linear correlation factor can be constrained to be at most 8.6 x 10(-3) with 95% confidence.
DOI 10.1088/2041-8205/781/1/L11
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